James Ward

English (1769 - 1859)
James Ward The Eildon Hills and the Tweed Dated 1807

Biography

Born 1769
Died 1859
Nationality English

Born in London, James Ward trained as an engraver but began working in oil in about 1790. He was influenced initially by his brother-in-law, George Morland and later by the work of Rubens. Initially known for his paintings of horses in landscapes, he went on to produce a number of major works, including a series of dramatic landscapes in the Romantic tradition. Notable works include The Eildon Hills and the Tweed (1807) and Melrose Abbey (1807).